Al Ram: Jordan and United Arab Emirates became the first teams to secure places in the 2019 WAFF U-18 Championship, after both registered wins on the second day of group stage action in Palestine on Saturday.
A goal-laden final 15 minutes helped Jordan overcome Qatar 5-1 in the early match, before UAE joined Belal Al Laham’s side in the knockout stage with a 4-2 victory over Iraq.
Dushanbe: A late goal from Mahdi Hashemnezhad Rahimabadi gave Islamic Republic of Iran the point they needed to win the 2019 CAFA U-19 Championship title after they earned a 1-1 draw against 10-man Tajikistan at Dushanbe Central Stadium on Thursday.
Needing only to avoid defeat to hold off the hosts in the final match of the round-robin competition, Iran fell behind to a first-half goal from promising Tajikistan striker Rustam Soirov but hit back with Rahimabadi’s 80th-minute leveller to become the Central Asian champions.
Earlier in the day, Uzbekistan beat Turkmenistan 2-0 to finish third in the competition, which serves as preparation for the forthcoming 2020 AFC U-19 Championship Qualifiers.
Jakarta: With 40 per cent more goals, a 445 per cent increase in attendance and a new generation of Asian football stars announcing themselves on the continental stage, the AFC U-19 Championship Indonesia 2018 has been a competition to remember.
With countless memorable moments to choose from, the-AFC.com looks back at 19 that made Indonesia 2018 a spectacular success.